Congress

McConnell, Schumer reelected to lead their caucuses

“I’ll conclude by grinning at how Mitch’s critics keep giving him nicknames intended as an insult that he keeps adopting with glee,” Cotton said. “A few weeks ago, someone called him the Apex Predator of American politics, which may be the best yet. I nominate as our leader, the Apex Predator of the United States […]

Congress

Cheri Bustos won’t run for DCCC chief after House Dem losses

The Illinois Democrats’ own reelection battle was far more competitive than expected. Sensing opportunity, national Republicans dumped money into the race in the final days and ultimately Bustos beat Republican Esther Joy King by about 4 points. “I want you to know that I will not seek another term as the Chair of the DCCC,” […]

Defense

With Esper gone, Democrats concerned over what Trump will do with the military

House Armed Services Chair Adam Smith (D-Wash.) said Trump’s upending the Pentagon leadership will exacerbate the “unique threats” facing the U.S. during the presidential transition. “Dismissing politically appointed national security leaders during a transition is a destabilizing move that will only embolden our adversaries and put our country at greater risk,” Smith said in a […]